Terms of reference
The prize is awarded for excellence in postgraduate research and communication skills in gravitational physics.
All members of the IOP Gravitational Physics Group who passed their viva voce exam during the period 30 September 2010 and 31 December 2012.
Prize amount: £500
Furthermore, the winner will be invited to submit a paper to Classical and Quantum Gravity based on the winning thesis which, if accepted, will be made a 'select article' in CQG. They will also be given the opportunity to present their work at one of the UK 'BritGrav' meetings.
Dr Cesar Simon Lopez-Monsalvo (University of Southampton)
Covariant thermodynamics and relativity
Dr John Miller (University of Glasgow)
On non-Gaussian beams and optomechanical parametric instabilities in interferometric gravitational wave detectors
Dr Barry Wardell (University College Dublin)
Green functions and radiation reaction from a spacetime perspective
Dr Emanuele Rocco (Birmingham)
Development of a test of Newton's Law of Gravitation at micrometre distances using a Superconducting Spherical Torsion Balance
Dr Julian Sonner (Cambridge)
Aspects of Classical and Quantum Brane Dynamics